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June 24, 2013

Unusual Ways To Die

Whenever you watch the daily news, you get to watch reports about people dying due to a lot of reasons. Accidents, sickness, and crimes are just some of the most common reasons mentioned on TV. However, did you know that there were people who have lost their lives in unconventional ways? Here is a list of those unusual deaths this part 10 years.

-          An unpleasant guest on board. A Filair L-410 Turbolet flight had a deadly crash in 2010 near Bandundu, in Congo. Did you know what the reason why the crash happened? One crocodile that is being smuggled by one of the passengers managed to free itself from a sports bag causing panic on deck. Frightened passengers ran towards the flightdeck, causing imbalance in the plane’s weight distribution. This caused the crash that killed 20 crew and passengers from the flight. Only one passenger and the smuggled crocodile survived.

-          A “cocky” suspect. In 2011, a cockfight spectator, Jose Luis Ochoa from Tulare County, California was killed after he was stabbed in the leg. The suspect for his death? The knife that was attached to the limb of the birds that were fighting in the event.

-          A kicking, explosive end. In 2012, 28-year-old Veterinarian Erica Marshall dies after a deadly explosion in a barn. According to authorities, Marshall was treating a horse in a barn in Ocala, Florida when the horse inside a hyperbaric chamber kicked the wall. This released a spark that triggered the explosion that killed her.

-          A bad fall. A disabled 55-year-old Shirley Perkins was killed after her head was trapped in her stair lift. She toppled backwards down the stairs before her head got wedged between the wall and the metal rung of the electric seat.

June 18, 2013

The Most Painful Injuries in NBA History

It is that time of the year again. The NBA Finals is almost winding up and Game 6 of the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat is happening today. San Antonio is just one win away from bagging the coveted Finals trophy. Today, the Spurs can take it home to San Antonio while LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and the rest of the Miami Heat will move heaven and earth to ensure that there will be a game 7 and that they’d be able to defend their title.

Championship at all costs

Any basketball player is envious of San Antonio and Miami players’ position now as they are one win away from getting a championship ring in their fingers. Every year, each NBA player strives hard to get into the position that these players are in now. Some of these players even hurt themselves in the process, suffering from injuries that can be simple or life-threatening. Here is a list of some of the most devastating injuries suffered by NBA players.

June 13, 2013

Getting Involved in a Hit-and-run: Knowing Your Rights as an Injured Bicyclist

Bicycling is one of the most convenient forms of transportation, most especially in California. In fact, bicyclists are required to comply with the traffic laws of the state, as they also share the road with other motorists. However, bicyclists are vulnerable to hit-and-run accidents, especially if automobile drivers are not aware of their presence on the road.

For some, such horrible incidents are caused by sloppy enforcement of traffic laws. Some would say these are the fault of unlicensed and uninsured drivers. Reasons for such accidents are too complicated and involve a lot of factors that are linked with each other; nonetheless, it is the victims who suffer a lot from these unfortunate instances that should not have happened had the other parties involved acted reasonably with care.

Basically, hit-and-run accidents involving bicycles in California involve criminal charges, which are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. A misdemeanor charge is filed against the driver d if the bicyclist was hit and caused only property damage, whereas a felony charge is likewise charged if the bicyclist was injured or killed.

While these criminal charges are imperative in punishing lackadaisical and wayward motorists, they don’t actually help in paying the damages to the bicyclists, especially for those who were injured or killed in hit-and-run accidents. For the most part, involved drivers are never located, or, if they had been found, the statute of limitations had already expired.

June 10, 2013

How To Shield Your Kids From Birth Injuries

 People say that having a child is one of the greatest gifts of God to loving couples. Through their children, husbands and wives get the chance to have their families complete. That is why expecting parents do a lot of things to help ensure that their kid will be brought to this earth.

The many preparations expecting parents do
The first trimester of pregnancy is one of the most critical periods for the development of infants. During these times, extensive tests and medications (mostly to improve the health of the unborn child) are done to ensure that your kid will be able to survive the next stages of development. During the second trimester, the mother boosts her nutrition by eating healthy food and taking vitamins to make herself, and in turn the kid on her tummy, healthier and stronger as he or she faces the final stage of development. In the third and final trimester of the baby, the final stages of development happens and here, the mother needs the best care to ensure that the kid will survive this difficult stage and will be born healthy.

When birth injuries strike.
Giving birth is one of the most dangerous experiences for mothers. Because of this, in the past 9 months of pregnancy, the parents are doing everything that they can to ensure the worry-free delivery of their child. However, there are medical practitioners that fail to deliver the standard of care that is expected of them during the delivery. These acts of medical malpractice can have children injured during birth. These injuries can have kids permanently disabled or worse, dead.
According to the 2007 CIA World Fact Book, hospitals in the US are among the most dangerous of any developed nation to give birth in. The infant mortality rate in the US is 6.37 per 1,000 live births.